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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Bing Spring 2010 Update: New Features Galore

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Articles & Resources" @ 02:30 PM

http://www.winsupersite.com/live/bing_2010.asp

"Moving to the updated Bing web site, we see the biggest changes. And the most important of these, I think, is a rethinking of the overall Bing user experience, with Microsoft moving to more of a dialog-driven model. (Where "dialog" here means a conversation with the user, not a PC-type dialog window.) The impetus for this was the way the Bing user interface had evolved and become somewhat cluttered over the past year, with the left column, or "rail" in Bing-speak, losing its focus and becoming, on many pages, too long to be useful. (Microsoft has found that once the navigational pane extends past the "fold," or the bottom of the initial screen height, that many users simply stop paying attention.)"

The new Bing update is out, there's lots to like - of particular interest is the entertainment/media options. When you look up an artist and flip over to the music tab, you'll have an option to hear a full version of the track - as in, the entire song, once - after that, you'll get a 30 second preview. Zune Pass subscribers will get to hear the whole song as many times as they want. I haven't been able to see/test this feature, even when I manually go to the US version of Bing. Anyone else had any luck with this?


Friday, October 30, 2009

Google Takes a Music Search Engine And Makes it Better

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Digital Home News" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/inte...me=internetNews

"The global Web search leader will provide users who want to sample a song with a pop-up box that will play at least a 30-second segment -- in some cases the entire song -- provided by iLike and Lala, which will then offer links to purchase the music."

Google has officially launched Google Music, a search engine that lets you find songs that you want. Google Music will let you search by almost anything related to music, from lyrics to the artist to the album name. You can listen to sound clips, find out more information about the artist or even buy songs through iLike or Lala. There are quite a few companies behind this new venture, though in my eagerness to test it, I found very disappointing results. This is most likely a result of that pesky issue called licensing, so for those of you in the States, how is it? The video sure does make it look pretty, but real experience is worth far more.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Bing: The Decision Engine

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Talk" @ 08:08 PM

http://www.decisionengine.com/Default.html

Bing is a new search engine that's coming soon - and, this may surprise some of you, it's a search engine coming from Microsoft. After years of not making much progress against Google, Microsoft is shifting gears and creating a new type of search engine. I'm sure it will have similar index results to Live Search - which isn't exactly a good thing given that Live Search doesn't always deliver results as solid as Google does - but it has some very interesting "meta tools" that look like they could be very useful. Basic search hasn't changed much in the past few years, so there's certainly room for innovation - Bing looks like it might deliver exactly that. Check out the teaser video and tell me what you think...


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